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Lockstep and dance [electronic resource] : images of black men in popular culture / Linda G. Tucker.

By: Tucker, Linda G.
Material type: TextTextSeries: Margaret Walker Alexander series in African American studies: Publisher: Jackson : University Press of Mississippi, 2007Edition: 1st ed.Description: 1 online resource (xi, 191 p.).ISBN: 9781604731514 (electronic bk.); 1604731516 (electronic bk.).Subject(s): African Americans in popular culture | African Americans -- Race identity | African American men -- Public opinion | African American men -- Social conditions | Stereotypes (Social psychology) -- United States | Racism in popular culture -- United States | Popular culture -- United States | Public opinion -- United States | United States -- Race relations | SOCIAL SCIENCE -- Ethnic Studies -- African American Studies | Massenkultur | Stereotyp | Schwarze | Massenkultur | �Offentliche Meinung | Rassische Identit�at | USA | Schwarze | Schwarze <Motiv>Genre/Form: Electronic books.Additional physical formats: Print version:: Lockstep and dance.DDC classification: 305.896/073 Online resources: EBSCOhost
Contents:
Writing home : Whiteness, Blackness, and the showdown in the big house -- The legacy of type : minstrelsy, lynching, and White lore cycles -- Court gestures : cultural gerrymandering and the games that Black men play -- The last blackface? : forays into film's empty space of representation -- "Holler if ya hear me" : Black men, (bad) rap(s), and the return of the Black brute.
Summary: This thought-provoking text examines popular culture's reliance on long-standing stereotypes of black men as animalistic, hypersexual, dangerous criminals, whose actions, attitudes, dress, and language both repel and attract white audiences.
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Includes bibliographical references (p. 175-183) and index.

Includes discography: p. 184.

Writing home : Whiteness, Blackness, and the showdown in the big house -- The legacy of type : minstrelsy, lynching, and White lore cycles -- Court gestures : cultural gerrymandering and the games that Black men play -- The last blackface? : forays into film's empty space of representation -- "Holler if ya hear me" : Black men, (bad) rap(s), and the return of the Black brute.

This thought-provoking text examines popular culture's reliance on long-standing stereotypes of black men as animalistic, hypersexual, dangerous criminals, whose actions, attitudes, dress, and language both repel and attract white audiences.

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